__/ [johnny15] on Friday 28 October 2005 16:33 \__
> I have started to become of the opinion that traffic to your site has
> influence on the postioning of the site not just links or page rank. I
> have tried to improve relavency through optimising the content of the
> page and the title etc
And you have reflected on the lesson in your 3 responses to "Google Posi-
tion", which is a good sign. *wink*
Now, to be a little more serious, you need to target your content to your
audience. Do not put emphasis on increasing search engine referral (traf-
fic), not directly anyway. You want users to reach your site because it
contains the information they have sought. I know many sites that attract
visits only to have them disappointed (e.g. combined scraped content that
adheres to a given theme + AdSense).
Ultimately, you are more likely to have your page bookmarked or make a
sell (in eCommerce) if you get the /right/ visitors, not the large amount.
Visits that are not carefully overlooked might count for bandwidth drain
or "trash" as a few choose to call it when bandwidth is devoured and while
business is close, but no cigar.